Norman Borlaug http://iowapublicradio.org en 2013 World Food Prize Laureates Stir up GMO Controversy http://iowapublicradio.org/post/2013-world-food-prize-laureates-stir-gmo-controversy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The World Food Prize is commonly referred to as the Nobel Prize of Agriculture. This year it went to three biotechnology pioneers and infuriated environmental groups. The award winners were honored Thursday in Des Moines. Iowa Public Radio’s Clay Masters reports.</p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 09:45:00 +0000 Clay Masters 30750 at http://iowapublicradio.org 2013 World Food Prize Laureates Stir up GMO Controversy Norman Borlaug, 1914 to 2009 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/norman-borlaug-1914-2009 <p>He is one of Iowa’s most famous native sons. Norman Borlaug is credited with averting widespread famine by introducing revolutionary agricultural techniques to farmers around the world. He was a distinguished professor at Texas A&amp;M when he died&nbsp;at the age of 95. Historic audio comes from You Tube, Texas A&amp;M and Iowa Public Radio News.</p><p></p> Mon, 05 Oct 2009 10:00:00 +0000 Rick Fredericksen 1814 at http://iowapublicradio.org Norman Borlaug, 1914 to 2009